TITLE

Shock and impact initiation of a porous incendiary material

AUTHOR(S)
Davis, Jeffery J.; Woody, Diana L.; Miller, Philip J.
PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 505 Issue 1, p771
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In order to better understand the deformation - initiation process, experiments have been performed in which an energetic composition containing KClO[SUB4] and Al/Mg was impact tested via gas gun at velocities ranging from 0.33-0.98 mm/μs at two densities: 84 and 70% TMD. An investigation of the importance of sample thickness was conducted with the 84% TMD samples. These tests used the observation of visible light emission as indication of reaction. This series of experiments complements a prior series in which PVDF pressure gauges were used to determine reaction threshold as well as the inert Hugoniot for this material. As expected, the light method determined a lower initiation threshold than the gauge work.
ACCESSION #
5985405

 

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